LT3234 - Language and Cognition

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course serves to introduce students in humanities and social sciences to the study of language from the perspective of human cognition and its impact on language production and language use. It is designed for students without prior exposure to linguistics or language studies. It aims to promote the view that language is a product of human cognition through the interaction between perception and conceptualisation. By exposing them to some of the basic principles in cognitive linguistics and a range of linguistic constructions, the course aims to enable the students to gain a better appreciation of and better understanding about language for the purpose of developing the desirable analytical and intellectual rigour essential to academic inquiry.  

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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